Tuesday, April 4, 2017

My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas : Priscilla's Reveille

GIVEAWAY

VETSCH, ERICA
MY HEART BELONGS IN FORT BLISS, TEXAS : PRISCILLA'S REVEILLE

A custody battle brings two stubborn individuals together at a remote Texas Fort

Fashion artist Priscilla Hutchens has a grudge against the army that has ruined her family and taken the people she holds most dear. When her niece and nephew are left orphaned at Fort Bliss, Texas, she seeks custody of them immediately. There is just one thing standing in the way -- the post surgeon, Major Elliot Ryder, who also has a claim to the children. Priscilla and Elliot will cross swords but each will have to lay down arms if they are to find a lasting peace on which to form the family both are longing for.

Journey now to Fort Bliss in West Texas of 1874 where a battle is about to be waged between hearts.

My Review:

Vetsch delivers humour and grit along with sweet romance in her latest novel. I found the fort setting absolutely fascinating and this author does her research so there are tons of interesting details that bring the story to life. From the fort routines to the doctor's surgery; Indian relations to the plight of women in these lonely outposts -- all contributed to my frantic page-turning.

Priscilla is a force to be reckoned with -- so determined to hate everything about the military. Her intention is to 'rescue' the children and bring them back to civilization but their equally determined uncle stands in her way. .

There's no doubt that Elliott loves the twins even though he's giving them an unorthodox upbringing. But he's not about to renege on the promise he made to his dying sister and there's no way some fancy city lady is going to take away his niece and nephew. Their clash of wills is stupendously fun to read -- especially when the undercurrents of attraction threaten to break to the surface.

Love the brilliant way the author knits their lives together until it's impossible to imagine either without the other. But goodness, does she ever make them work for that happily ever after!

A stupendously thrilling story rich in history, steeped in faith and filled with love.

Giveaway Opportunity:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of My Heart Belongs in Fort Bliss, Texas : Priscilla's Reveille please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoread AT yahoo DOT ca. If you post a comment and add your email address please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 9 2017.  Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

38 comments:

  1. Oh my, this sounds like a wonderful book and one I would thoroughly enjoy. Thank you for the great review and giveaway and the chance to win a copy!

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.
    countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. Eric is such an amazing historical writer. She's become a must read author for me. Good luck, Cindy.

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  2. Love a good story about texas. cheetahthecat1986(at)gmail(dot)com.

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    1. I do too -- and this one is so different because instead of cowboys and ranches it's soldiers and forts. Good luck, Kim.

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  3. Oooo, Kav! It's intriguing to imagine how women in the frontier forts. I'm in the middle of my first Erica Vetsch book-LIH...great writing...so would love to read this new book. Thank you for the giveaway.....and your (as always) interesting review. Blessings!
    sheridastewart AT gmail DOT com

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    1. She's such a fantastic author! You'll love this one too. Good luck, Sherida.

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  4. Kav, you have such a way with words. Love it! I've also heard many good things about Erica's book, so looking forward to this one as well. Thanks!

    Annie JC
    justcommonlyATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Ah, thanks, Annie! Everything you've heard is true, This is an awesome book. Good luck.

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  5. Erica's books are always delightful. I'm glad to have the chance to win this one. Thanks.

    pmkellogg56[at]gmail[dot]com

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  6. Would love to read this book. Thanks for the chance to win. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. You're welcome, Paula. Good luck.

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  7. Thanks for sharing your thoughtful review! I haven't read her stories yet but this one looks great!

    colorvibrant at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh, you're in for a treat, Heidi. Good luck.

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  8. I haven't read any books by this author yet. Keeping my fingers crossed for good luck, Kav. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. You're welcome, Diane. Good luck.

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  9. I'm not familiar with this author but I would love to read this book. Sounds great! Thanks for the review and a chance to win a copy.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. It's the perfect introduction to her writing style. Good luck, Pam.

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  10. This is a wonderful book. I loved it. The winner will be blessed. Don't enter me 😘

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it too. It's such a good story.

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  11. This sounds really good. I also love the name Elliott with 2 T's that is my middle child's name. Thanks for the chance to win. 😀
    iamabho at gmail dot com

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    1. Always important to like the hero's name. :-) Good luck, Linda.

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    2. Ya as long as something really bad doesn't happen to him and I think of my kid lol😄

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    1. You're welcome. Good luck, Tammie.

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  13. I don't go by the name Priscilla, but that is my legal name and what it says on my license =)
    I think I need to read this story about another Priscilla!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. An not a common name either. This is the first Priscilla I've read about and you're the first Priscilla I've 'met'. Good luck, Patty.

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  14. This sounds like a great story! I haven't read any of Erica's books yet. Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. This is a great introduction to her specialness. Good luck, Donna.

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  15. I always enjoy books about Texas! Looking forward to it.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  16. Fantastic review, KAV! I'm excited to read this one.
    psalm103and138 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's a book to get excited about. Good luck, Caryl.

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  17. Sounds like such a sweet story! I love it when kids are involved. It adds that little something :D

    Thanks for the chance!

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. These two scamps add a lot of fun and quite a bit of drama to the story. Good luck, Samantha.

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  18. Sounds like a great book! Can't wait to read it.
    Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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